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's great. and your brothers? >> narrator: omarina has two brothers, one older and one her twin. >> my first year here i had a lot of different things going on. i had my brother, who was so smart, and he was just like me-- he's my twin. my brother began to be exposed to a lot of the things that were out there, and not only him but a lot of us were. not a lot of kids make the right choice, and that is happening a lot of times in the bronx for a lot of people. >> narrator: in the summer after sixth grade, her twin started hanging out on the streets and getting in trouble. his mother had him transferred to another school, thinking he'd be safer in a different neighborhood. but today omarlin rarely attends school, and his future seems uncertain. >> when am i going to go to high school? i don't know. i haven't gotten a letter yet of acceptance. >> the fact that he got involved with the streets, and the fact that he let the neighborhood influence him, he just began slipping off the mountain, slipping off, slipping off, slipping off. (choral music playing) >> (recording): ♪ i want to be raised...
, when many women were swept up in the twin epidemics of hiv and crack. >> crack cocaine came along. of course, one of the first communities we saw all the devastation in was the african american communities. there was just a huge supply of the drug and just the mere addictive nature of the drug, a lot of people latched on very, very quickly. >> the most important thing about the crack cocaine epidemic was the degree to which it was marketed in black and in some latin communities as an aphrodisiac. this is a drug that will enhance sexual pleasure, this is a drug that will make you forget all the cares and woes of everyday life. and it will help you forget because the nature of the sexual experience you'll have will be just mind-blowing. >> narrator: a crack habit took everything. you'd sell whatever you had for the next hit. >> when there was nothing left, women were told, "well, baby, if you ain't got no money, you've always got you. and then there'd be a negotiation for a crack for sex exchange. in many instances, this kind of sexual bargaining, this kind of crack-related sex work
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